Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home

577 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, FL


Idalo "Ben" C. Belmonte

September 14, 1935July 12, 2020

Idalo (Ben) Belmonte, formally of Chicago, IL, passed away July 12th with his loving wife, Pat Daly Belmonte at his side at Naples Community Hospital in Naples, FL. Ben was a loving Husband, father, brother, and friend. He worked with Norton Safety Products for most of his career. Ben was born September 14th, 1935. He will be remembered for spontaneity and humor with friends and family. He was proceeded in death by his son Anthony (Tony), his mother, Nancy, and father William Belmonte as well as his younger brother Larry. He loved golf and family! His involvement with Biltmore Country Club (Barrington, IL and Eagle Creek Country Club (Naples FL) is a reminder of his love of the game and friends. He loved to tease his daughters Kim (Sherr), Karen (DeWald) Belmonte and sister, Sina (David Beil), Remaining brother, William especially his Uncle Alphonso! His grandchildren were the apple of his eyes. Donald Sherr, Kelsey (Jordan Terzick), Tyler DeWald (Gemma), Kyle & Sarah DeWald, Dylan DeWald and great-grandchild Marlowe DeWald.

A funeral mass will be held at San Marco Catholic Church on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10:30 am.


  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, July 30, 2020


Idalo "Ben" C. Belmonte

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Karen Belmonte

August 2, 2020

What do I say to my Dad; I melted eery time he said "Love you little girl": and I have voicemails on my phone that I'll freak if I lose.
I know how lucky I was to have him and I always had to share him because he had charsima that drew everyone to him . Sports will never be the same,...I'm so grateful we watched da Bears in Marco together,...
My heart has a whole in it. Dad, I love you more. Always have.

Jerome and Carol VERSCHAEVE

July 30, 2020

Ben you will be sorely missed. Thank you for your dedication and effort on the French Village Board. You were a great asset to our community and a great neighbor. We enjoyed our times together and know you are taking charge in you greater community.

Jim Campion

July 29, 2020

Ben was old school. One of a kind. When we were together he'd call me pal, just like my father. We watched sports when we were together, he had some very special insights on what we were watching. he made the best filas I've ever had. And a great ceasar salad. I had a special fondness for ben. I know I'll never meet anyone like him again he was special and will be missed.

Kim Sherr

July 27, 2020

Dad, to say I miss you can't even come close to describing how I feel. So much of who I am is because of you. You were always there with love, support, guidance and wisdom my entire life. I once read "If you want to know what your childhood was like, watch your own parents with your children." We hit the jackpot with you! You will forever have our love, respect, and our hearts. Your smile, laughter and hugs will stay with us along with the kiss to the ear!

I remember the first time you and I walked to the beach in Marco Island after dinner at Cafe De Marco. You were so excited to be there and sharing the new condo with me. It's been a second home to Donnie, Kelsey and I for so many years. We have incredible memories that will never be forgotten. I made them promise they will pass on the tradition of being brought a morning coffee in bed!

Our phone conversations talking about food and sharing recipes (although Belmonte's NEVER follow a recipe) and your unbelievable sports knowledge (reminding me when Central Michigan was playing and what channel) will be a void now. You always had a way with words and endless "Ben Belmonte" sayings that will make me smile forever. I love you Dad. "Case Closed. "

George Litgen

July 24, 2020

Benny was what I refer to as a keeper. He and his best friend Tom G where important people in my life. Ben had a great smile and Deb and enjoyed him. We are so happy you got to share your life’s together. I love when you ran Millrose but most of all that you and Benny where together. Remember life is a gift and you only enjoy it if you are present to the gift. I am grateful I met both of you. Just say to Benny the gortex is better in heaven. I miss him but he is one who is imprinted in my heart! I am gifted to have met you both. Your friend G1 George Litgen Sr and Deb the heart ❤️ of the Litgen family
We are not able to know you lose but you are in our prayers. God has blessed you two!

Tom Nootz

July 24, 2020

Ben was more than a friend and a golf buddy. He had the ability to share his experiences and put everything into perspective. I will always remember his style and demeanor . He consoled me when I got out of the hospital last year and was an inspiration .

Our Boys night out dinners were the highlight of the week , he always had words of wisdom and was direct and to the point on a variety of topics. Ben was special.

Tom Nootz

jean burns

July 24, 2020

You were a wonderful friend and neighbor, We have many fond memories of our relationship. Your passing will leave a void in our lives, You will be sorely missed,

Dick & Jean Burns

Denese Zendek

July 23, 2020

Pat and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
The time it takes to heal from a great loss is different for everyone. The man upstairs knows your heart and will always walk with you at the perfect pace. So take your time to heal and lean on your friends.
Denese & Emil Zendek

Liz & Brian Bickerton

July 23, 2020

A delight to know! Always a cheerful smile and Brian liked to spend a day on the golf course with him.
Will certainly be missed by Eagle Creek family!

Dominick Aracci

July 23, 2020

Pat and family, We are so sorry to hear about Ben's passing, will miss the stories and being able to kiss my dear friend. I will cherish the moments. Dominick and Megan Aracci


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